Analysis

Middle East engulfed by diplomatic chaos

THE SMALL oil-rich peninsula of Qatar is at the centre of the biggest crisis seen in the Persian Gulf for…

The Trump doctrine: a hostage to Congress?

TRUMP’S PRESIDENCY has been riddled with controversy, but among a host of newsworthy events, one ubiquitous question remains to be…

A behind-the-scenes take on Question Time, York

Defence and security will play an important role in the Tory endgame

Question Time: Corbyn falls for May’s traps on spending plans, national security

The Labour and Conservative leaders gave diminished performances as they faced the York audience

ELECTION 2017: The NHS – a crisis without solution?

WHEN ONE considers the idea of the ‘political football’, the National Health Service is perhaps the first issue which springs…

ELECTION 2017: The Economy – vs. the many?

THE ECONOMY dominates the run-up to general elections. Despite the current prominence of Brexit, the economy remains a pressing concern…

ELECTION 2017: Brexit – the new dividing line

THE SHADOW OF the exit negotiations from the European Union looms over this fateful election. The Prime Minister has sought…

Left Wing, Right Wing: Thoughts from the Politics Editor

IT’S HARROWING to witness a revolution happening in real time. The last time a massive uprising occurred in 2011, the…

A Tale of Two Unions

Niamh Carroll explores the space between the Brexit and Scottish independence campaigns

Erdogan’s election gamble

DEMOCRACY IS AN essentially contested concept, but ahead of a constitutional referendum in Turkey there is little doubt that the…

Left Wing, Right Wing: Thoughts from the Politics Editor

IT HAS BECOME increasingly difficult to ignore Putin’s role on the world stage. Many in the west are both cowed…

Riots flare again in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA HAS been a hotspot for violence, hatred and discrimination from the earliest days of colonialism. Under British rule…